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meet (one) halfway

To compromise with someone, often in an argument or disagreement. I'll agree to some of your requests if you'll meet me halfway and allow me to implement some of my ideas. Hey, buddy, please meet your mother and I halfway and at least try to clean your room once a month, OK? Can we meet halfway on this? I'm willing to compromise.
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meet someone halfway

Fig. to compromise with someone. No, I won't give in, but I'll meet you halfway. They settled the argument by agreeing to meet each other halfway.
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Bayobay said in the end, the two bodies should meet halfway to prevent a looming clash between the legislature and the judiciary.
That does not mean that the parties will meet halfway.
So far, there has been no significant progress in the talks as the two parties canA't meet halfway over GreeceA's reform agenda.
Relationship is all about communication, you just have to meet halfway.
Sadly, neither side acted on my suggestion to meet halfway and dump him in the Atlantic.
The conference, which has been a necessity for some eighteen or twenty years, has curbed the hopes of the Palestinians about ending the Israeli occupation, either due to the self-centered Fatah officials, or with the aim of reaping the bitter results to slide into Arab quagmires that made Palestine's rifles drown in the mazes of the policies of some ArabsC* But the dilemma faced by the two authorities in the West Bank and Gaza is to meet halfway amidst the political programs.
In a bid to meet halfway, management have offered to increase the basic wage by reducing the bonus scheme.
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Asked if he would meet halfway people who may want to broach a solution, Keane replied: ``I want to play for Ireland - we will have to see.
Asked if he would meet halfway people who may want to broach a solution for the good of the country, he said: 'I want to play for Ireland - we will have to see.
It was tricky convincing the pros not to act, while motivating the nonpros to act-so they would meet halfway.
2 miles] apart with such precision that they meet halfway.
Future bloc Head called upon the Lebanese to meet halfway and resolve through dialogue all disagreements.
They also said if the two cannot meet halfway, Noda is expected to call for support of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party as it is ultimately essential for passage of any legislation in the divided Diet, where the ruling camp lacks a majority in the House of Councillors.